Best of Boston

Best Jazz Band

1999 Best Jazz Band

The Jeff Galindo-Marc Phaneuf Sextet

A smokin’ supergroup of Boston-based jazz all-stars: Galindo (trombone), Phaneuf (sax), and Ken Cervenka (trumpet) front the hottest rhythm section in New England. Pianist Tim […] read more»
1998 Best Jazz Band, Upstart

The Miracle Orchestra

The Miracle Orchestra is made up of six guys who look like they’re in high school; actually, they’re in college— Berklee College of Music and […] read more»
1995 Best Jazz Band, Vocals

Donna Byrne

Rebecca Parris may have to relinquish the throne to ascending jazz queen Byrne, whose interpretations of pre-bebop classic standards are making waves. read more»
1993 Best Jazz Band

The Kenny Hadley Big Band

Can’t beat the soloists in this 15-person ensemble, and its arrangements are always interesting. Added attraction: free performances at Paul’s Steakhouse in Marshfield every Sunday […] read more»
1992 Best Jazz Band

Orange Then Blue, a 13-piece ensemble

Drummer George Schuller and reedman Matt Darriau co-founded Orange Then Blue in 1984 and have since been credited with inspiring a boomlet of “small big […] read more»
1988 Best Jazz Band

Tiger’s Baku

In Japan, a baku is a creature reputed in mythology to eat bad dreams. Here, it is a blend of jazz and fusion that soothes […] read more»